Spending the Holiday Season in Myrtle Beach
| Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Myrtle Beach may be a popular summer destination, but what most people dont know is that the fall and winter months in Myrtle Beach bring just as much excitement.You can enjoy walks on the beach with minimal crowds, milder temperatures, and the holiday season and events kick into full gear during the months of November and December. Myrtle Beach hosts a wide variety of events, from Christmas shows to shopping Events and much more! If youre thinking about planning a trip to Myrtle Beach to escape the cold, come on down and visit!
A Glimpse of What's Happening In December in Myrtle Beach
Holidays on the Boardwalk
From November 24th through January 3rd, you can experience Holidays on the Boardwalk. Locals and visitors alike join in on the festival fun listening to live music and spreading the holiday cheer. You can also enjoy camel rides and even a ride on the Polar Express train! Expect special appearances from Santa and his elves, the Grinch, and princesses! You can view the full schedule of Holidays on the Boardwalk hereto plan your trip accordingly.
North Myrtle Beach Christmas Tree Lighting
On Tuesday, December 4th, at 6:00 PM, join Santa and his friends at McLean Park to watch the Christmas Tree Lighting and get into the holiday spirit! There will be many activities for children, refreshments, and more.
Night of a Thousand Candles
Named the Best Christmas Lights in South Carolina by Travel+Leisure, the Brookgreen Garden in North Myrtle Beach holds its annual Night of a Thousand Candles. Walk along the paths of the garden with a warm cider in hand, listen to the beautiful sounds of the carolers, and take in all of the light displays. You can view dates for Night of a Thousand Candles and ticket details here.
The South's Grandest Christmas Show
The Alabama Theatres award winning production of The Souths Grandest Christmas Show is a spectacular event for everyone and will get you and your family into the holiday spirit. Experience the holiday musical and its excitement of traditional Christmas classics and holiday favorites. You can purchase your tickets by calling 1-800-342-2262 or online here. The show runs until December, 30th.
Ripleys Festival of the Trees
With more than 100 decorated and themed Christmas trees, you are sure to be in awe when you attend the Ripleys Festival of the Trees. The festival contains a tree that represents each state and the South Carolina tree which stands over 18 feet tall features all of what people love about South Carolina. The event is held at Ripleys Aquarium. The price is included in the aquarium admission and the event runs from November 20 until December 31st.
The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach
The Great Christmas Light Show is one of the most popular events in the area during the holiday season. Drive through a mile and a half light display through the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex to enjoiy this show. Experience animated figures, custom scenes, and more when you visit this spectacular display. After the show, visit Santa's Village and cap the night off with a cup of hot chocolate and delicious s'mores. Find out more information here.
Five Reasons to Spend a Memorable Fall in North Myrtle Beach
Posted by Thomas Beach Vacations Blogger | Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Fall is better in North Myrtle Beach! Far from ordinary,North Myrtle Beach beckons with its thoroughly small beach town appeal. Stretching over nine miles of pristine white sand beaches, with clear blue ocean and whispering waves, North Myrtle Beach remains one of the most appreciated shiny pearls of the Grand Strand.
Fall is the time when nature makes up for the hot, seemingly endless, summer. Winter is the season of the snowbirds, chased down here by the cold up north. While spring is many people's favorite season, parents and school-aged kids anxiously await the summer. However, blink and you just may miss our incredible, more-beach-per-person fall.
Maybe not as visible as some northern states, changes during fall are anything but subtle in North Myrtle Beach. From trees changing colors to temperatures fluctuating, you also will hear the sound of the many festivals. Fall is a busy time for outdoor concerts, great food, daring shows and everything in between.
Here are just five reasons to book with Thomas Beach Vacations and spend memorable moments in North Myrtle Beach this fall:
The weather is beautiful
Fall months are normally mild and sunny in the North Myrtle Beach area with high temperatures in the 70s. The average air temperature is around 77; the average water temperature is around 72. This perfect weather is wonderful for outdoor activities such as festivals, fishing, golfing, and much more! You should certainly pack a sweater for the chilly evenings, but you'll find the tides are generally low and the beaches inviting. Stroll along the beaches of North Myrtle Beach with unspoiled views of sand and seaand the early morning and sunset light are downright magical.
Pack lots of fun into long weekends
North Myrtle Beach, was once considered the birth place of the Shag dance, and its still considered the SOS (Society of Stranders) capital of fun. Strains of beach music can be heard in North Myrtle Beach nearly every night, as those who love the Shag dance the night away.
Golfing is very popular in North Myrtle Beach in this milder season, too. Thomas Golf Vacations, as a Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday member and through special arrangements with area courses, has fantastic golf deals to get you the most bang for your bucks. Take advantage of our excellent multi-round deals. You're often able to play some top-tier golf courses and enjoy BIG SAVINGS off single-round rates.
Enjoy the thrilling castle-based dinner theater show at Medieval Times, while following a plot involving royals and knights, rousing jousts, clanging weapons, and a villain from a rival kingdom. Dont miss Alabama Theatre's One-The Show, which delivers an exciting level of entertainment--the likes seen only in New York or Vegas! Catch an off-Broadway-style performance at the Alabama Theater or a national touring act in concert at the House of Blues. Looking for an adventure? Check out Pirates Voyage Dinner Theater for swash-buckling entertainment! Find yourself face to face with nature's fiercest and most beautiful animals at Alligator Adventure, one of the largest facilities for reptile life in the world.
Savor a True Culinary Delight
You could spend a long weekend just trolling the eateries and watering holes here. But throw in the fine dining and the wow factor is even higher. Tis the season for pumpkin spiced lattes and chunky sweaters, when hungry palates cant wait to savor the flavors and warmth of the seasons main ingredients. From fresh, local seafood to mouth-watering steaks, the restaurants in the North Myrtle Beach area have options to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Southern cooking is a staple for North Myrtle Beach diners, where classic local dishes like Chicken Bog, Shrimp and Gritts or Frogmore Stew are on many menus. Start that diet now if you must. But come fall, all bets are off in North Myrtle Beach.
Enjoy Shopping Paradise on Your Own Schedule
The elegant boutiques in North Myrtle Beach are jammed with on-trend fashion statements shoes, apparel, and accessories. On Main Street or at Barefoot Landing, Broadway at the Beach or at Market Common, you will find favorite name brands and vibrant shops. Many shopping spots in the North Myrtle Beach area offer more than retail therapy. Attractions in their own right, these shopping places have extras to entice fashionistas, bargain hunters and souvenir seekers to stick around after their sprees. So make sure to pick up that special something for yourself and for all the loved ones on your shopping list, but pack light so you leave room for all of your treasures.
Experience the laid-back culture of the South
The citys beautiful Main Street, with its traditional local stores that even include a 50-year-old barber shop, is a testimony of North Myrtle Beachs commitment to share its Southern tradition with the rest of the world. Southern hospitality isnt just a catchphrase, its a way of life here at the beach, where formal attire means your best pair of flip-flops.
North Myrtle Beach is still a place for manners, where conversations with friends, family or guests are never rushed. If you want to experience it first hand, simply call Thomas Beach Vacations Guest Services at (866) 249-2100. Having grace under pressure and making others feel welcome and comfortable is also part of the Southern charm. Yes, we take our pleasantries very seriously. The most powerful gesture of kindness in North Myrtle Beach is often a simple handshake, where a good, firm grip still goes a long way.
As fall beach destinations go, its hard to imagine a better spot than North Myrtle Beach, the true gem of the Grand Strand. Life at the beach doesnt stop after Labor Day. Its your vacation. Make it the best one ever with Thomas Beach Vacations in North Myrtle Beach.
The Ultimate North Myrtle Beach Vacation
| Tuesday, July 31, 2018
North Myrtle Beach is the prime vacation spot for the 2018 season. Looking for some new things for you and your family to do during your stay in North Myrtle? Here is a glimpse of some of the newest restaurants and attractions.
Salt Shaker Boat Tours - Barefoot Landing
Explore the scenic waterway in North Myrtle Beach with a one-hour tour from Salt Shaker Boat Tours. This new water attraction offers two-person boats which are easy to navigate the waterway with and are safe, affordable and comfortable. The tours include nature, marinas and beautiful home fronts. Visit their website here and book your tour for your vacation!
810 Bowling is a unique mix of games, socialization and food. Whether you are up for bowling, billiards, ping-pong or board games, youll find something for everyone to participate in here. And youll want to take advantage of the food menu, as its not your typical bowling joint offerings. From salads, appetizers, pizza, wings and burgers, this is gourmet food at a reasonable price. Youll also want to check out the full bar with happy hour and drink specials.
Lucy Buffetts Lulus - Barefoot Landing
Youve certainly heard of Jimmy Buffets Margaretville, now experience his sisters new restaurant in Barefoot landing. Lucy Buffets Lulus restaurant provides coastal cuisine and a large menu offering. Sit back, relax, eat and listen to live music as you enjoy the perfect view of the Intracoastal Waterway.
Tin Roof - 1410 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
With its fun and eclectic ambiance, Tin Roof gives you a penthouse view of the ocean with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. It is all about giving musicians a place to play and a place to hang out! Enjoy live music while you dine and embrace the beach lifestyle. At this oceanfront venue, youll take in some of the best views on the Grand Strand. Youll find various ages and music vibes, too.